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An Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

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Dear Mr. Cuomo,

Do you remember the day in the hospital room when you held your daughters, Cara and Mariah, for the first time?  And then the day you held Michaela? Those are the babies you are allowing to be killed. Fully developed, feeling, dreaming, cognitive, valuable, unique, and American. Right before they are to make their appearance, you are celebrating that they can be killed.

I am a woman, a New Yorker, and a millennial. Every single fiber of my being disapproves of what you signed on Tuesday.

I and thousands of other New Yorkers are absolutely horrified and disgusted by your blatant disregard for the value of life.

You are hurting women in the name of “reproductive health.”

You just made it legal to kill fully developed 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-pound babies.

You just made it more dangerous for the women that do end the life of their child by allowing non-doctors to perform abortions. This is a Kermit Gosnell-type of disregard for women.

You also just made it more unsafe, painful, and deadly for the babies who survive abortions.

This is most definitely NOT a victory for all New Yorkers.  It is a grave loss. A dark, discouraging, and horrifying time for New Yorkers and all Americans.

You say that you want “to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions.” Under your new law, more New York women will never be able to make a single decision. You have denied her the most fundamental right. Her right to life.

We will continue to fight for vulnerable babies in the womb, sir. I will continue to stand up and be a voice for the voiceless. We are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and it is an unthinkable evil that we do not protect the fundamental right to life in America.

This was not a win for women. It was the worst of losses.

-Kelsey Good


Note to readers:

New Yorkers, get involved.  Christians, rise up.  Churches, speak out.

Join an organization. Get news alerts from different news stations. Pick up a book.

Get off your couches and go to the state capitol. Stop scrolling on Instagram, and keep up with the legislation in your capitol and in D.C.

You have a choice to make a difference. Stand up for truth. Be part of the solution.

 

New York, Are You Ready?

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Dear CWA friend,

The bloodlust that has had a stranglehold on our nation for over 46 years took an additional dark turn in New York State this week, and that is why I am writing to those of you who live specifically in New York.  On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the New York state Senate and Assembly passed, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law, the “Reproductive Health Act,” the most egregious, heart-wrenching, anti-life bill.

This new state law grievously permits abortion up to just before birth and allows medical professionals who are not doctors to perform abortions, therefore stretching the boundaries of Roe v. Wade.  As the ink was drying at the bill signing, Gov. Cuomo said this about the new abortion law, “Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion. With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body.”

CWA’s general counsel Mario Diaz sent out this compassionate challenge concerning the issue of life, “Let us resolve to speak ever more boldly for the unborn in New York and wherever we are. Let us recommit our efforts to support women in crisis pregnancy and to love each person at every stage of life for their intrinsic value, as created in the image of God.”

Psalm 11:3 says, “When the foundations are being destroyed what can the righteous do?” New York’s foundations are crumbling, and the righteous need to step up now for the sake of the generations to come.

This brings me to a few questions for you specifically. Are you ready? Have the actions of your state Senate, of your Assembly, and of your Governor inspired you enough to take the next step to getting involved? Are you now willing to raise your voice for the voiceless victims of abortion and to put your name on the line for life? Are you ready to stand up and impact the culture for Christ through education and public policy in New York? Do you feel God calling you to be a voice for the voiceless? If you are feeling that call, do not wait a minute longer.

Contact me today to learn more about opportunities for involvement in New York through the ministry of Concerned Women for America. The future of the pro-life movement depends on women like you!

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Tanya Ditty
National Field Director
Concerned Women for America
[email protected]

There is a Darkness Growing in New York

By | LBB, Legal, New York, News and Events, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life | No Comments

By now you have probably seen the video (below) of the New York State Senate cheering the “Reproductive Health Act” which would effectively allow abortions up to just before birth. It is heartbreaking. This is not just the sentiment of a few legislators either. It is a direct reflection of the majority of the people of New York. Their elected officials consistently reflect the condition of their hearts. Recall that New York City discovered in 2012 that more African American babies were killed by abortion (31,328) than born (24,758). From that experience, they’ve emerged with a desire to expand abortions.

I first came across the video with a comment from Benjamin Watson, the NFL player who is a courageous voice for life in our day. He commented, “It is a sad and evil day when the murder of our most innocent and vulnerable is celebrated with such overwhelming exuberance. We SHOULD be supporting and encouraging the building of families which are fundamental to any society. By not doing so, we invite consequences untold.”

 

He captured well in just a tweet what I felt as my heart broke for the people of New York. I pray that God may have mercy on them, that they may feel the evil that has taken hold of their hearts and minds, so they might turn and repent from their ways.

The worst of consequences for New York would be to be left to their own devices and continue to think of themselves as the best of the best. To continue to be blinded by the big billboards and the lights, its celebrities, and big sporting events. Underneath the glamour, there is a deep sadness to this city. A spiritual sadness. People who can barely make it each day. They are crying out for help only to hear the reflection of their own voices on the busy bodies walking pass them.

I pray for the New York Church. I pray that they might shine brightly in the middle of increasing darkness. I pray this news presents a moment of self-reflection. I pray they cry out in unison for God’s discipline, for that would be a great mercy. Like a loving father, the Lord disciplines those whom He loves (Hebrews 12:6). There are those whom God gives up to follow their own appetites, “to do what ought not to be done,” says the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:28). This is the worst of scenarios.

Those of us outside the state must also be diligent to stand up and raise our voices for these children who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 31:8). To speak of the people of New York is in many ways to speak of us, wherever we are in America. Paul warned not only those who practice these evil deeds but of those who “give approval to those who practice them” (Romans 1:32). Let us never be accused of approval because of our silence. May we never be seen as those who would sacrifice justice and mercy for the unborn on the altar of personal comfort.

Let us resolve to speak ever more boldly for the unborn in New York and wherever we are. Let us recommit our efforts to support women in crisis pregnancy and to love each person at every stage of life for their intrinsic value, as created in the image of God.

Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

CWA New York Prayer/Action Chapter Leaders on Fox & Friends

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Smart, beautiful and articulate CWA ladies speak out on recent Fox & Friends segment –  Mothers share their national security concerns.  Note: CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Leaders Deborah Antignano of Staten Island and Claudine Aievoli of Merrick.

Do you live in the Staten Island or Merrick area?  Would you like to get involved in one of these chapters?  Would you like to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area?  Contact us today!

Join Concerned Women for America of New York in Assisting Those Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

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Dear fellow New Yorkers,

As you know, the needs are great and growing amongst those affected by the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy. It is estimated that as many as 40,000 people have been displaced in the U.S. because of Sandy and as many as 10,000 are in public shelters and schools in New York alone. Concerned Women for America of New York will be delivering supplies to those in need in the Staten Island, The Rockaways and Connie Island areas. Will you help us?

Please do what you can by dropping any of the following items at one of the scheduled drop-off points.

Diapers
formula
towels
washcloths
blankets
sleeping bags
soap
shampoo
toothpaste
toothbrushes
razors
spray deodorant

Drop off days and times:

Monday Friday
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Locations:

WDCD Radio Station
4243 Albany Street
Albany, NY 12205

Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
1754 Rt 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Healthplex Health Club
1673 Rt 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Mail monetary donations to:

CWA of New York
P.O. Box 782
Clifton Park, NY 12065

The money that has been collected will be used to purchase necessary supplies to assist the work of local churches with the displaced families and to pay for gas to transport the items to the affected areas.

Contact: Michelle Mulledy at 518-229-5757.

Donations will be accepted for this project until the end of November.

Click here for flyer to print and distribute.